|Yossi Nemes - 13-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Rabbi Yossi Nemes, the Brooklyn-born director of the Chabad Center in Metairie, New Orleans, was interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on July 13, 2007. R’ Nemes moved to New Orleans in 1990, after completing advanced study and marrying his wife Chanie, with whom he has six daughters and a son. He relates his experiences of staying in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, hiding in the second floor of his two-story brick house with twelve friends and relatives after the ground ...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Chabad; United States; Levees; Louisiana; New Orleans; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Superdome (New Orleans; La.); Kiddush; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippur; Pesach; Yeshiva; Kollel; Rabbi Zelig Rivkin; lecha dodi; Alan Krilov; shomer Shabbos; Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (the Previous Rebbe); Rabbi Myrna Matsa; Rebbetzin Chanie Nemes
|Alan Krilov - 18-Oct-2006 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Alan Krilov, a member of the Chabad community who endured a harrowing experience during Hurricane Katrina, was interviewed on October 18, 2006 by Rosalind Hinton. Raised in an Orthodox synagogue, he shifted towards Chabad in later years, and explains his formative Jewish influences. He stayed in New Orleans to take care of his fourteen exotic pet birds, fleeing only after his home began to flood...
Keywords: Beth Israel (Orthodox synagogue in NOLA); Chabad; Bar Mitzvah; confirmation (Jewish); Reform communities; Jewish Community Center; Orthodox minyan; Rabbi Avraham Twerski; Superdome; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Coast Guard rescue missions; Red Cross; Lakefront Airport; FEMA; Rabbi Zelig Rivkin; Torah Academy; Israeli rescue workers/laborers; AZA; John F. Kennedy High School; media coverage of Katrina; helicopter airlifts; governmental incompetence; the Shema; class and race relations in New Orleans; broken levees; Civil Defense; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton